Scientia Bruneiana 2022-01-22T12:13:02-08:00 Professor Dr David John Marshall Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Scientia Bruneiana&nbsp;is a journal of science and science-related matters published by the Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. It is dedicated to publishing high quality research in six fields of natural and applied sciences:</span></p> <ol> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Biology<br></span></li> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Chemistry<br></span></li> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Applied Physics</span></li> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Geosciences</span></li> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Mathematics<br></span></li> <li class="show"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Computer Science</span></li> </ol> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Scientia Bruneiana is sponsored by the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Since 2009, UBD has transformed from a traditional teaching university into a university that incorporates both teaching and research. Over the past 7 years, the Sciences has played a significant contribution towards drastic outcomes in research and innovation. Among them, researchers have managed to secure subtantive internal and external research grants. This has allowed the advancement of the sciences which in turn has led to the establishment of a global connectivity while maintaining regional identity and the nation’s needs.<br></span></p> A new record of the fern Syngramma quinata in Brunei Darussalam 2022-01-22T12:13:02-08:00 Daniele Cicuzza T. Ulmar Grafe N. Hazlina Zaini M. Amiruddin Ruslan S. Boon Yu <p>In this study, Syngramma quinata was newly recorded for Brunei Darussalam. The species is distributed from Peninsular Malaysia to Fiji but absent in Java and southwestern Indonesia. The record confirms the species’ preference for forest and its distribution close to streams and in shady habitats. While its distribution is frequent in the eastern part of the region (Papua and Solomon Islands), the species is rare in Borneo, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Therefore, this new record fills a gap in the distribution and ecology of this species.</p> 2022-01-20T18:15:01-08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Daniele Cicuzza, T. Ulmar Grafe, N. Hazlina Zaini, M. Amiruddin Ruslan, S. Boon Yu